New York– On November 18th WEDO will be speaking at an event hosted by the Women’s Earth Climate Caucus (WECC): “Facing the Climate Crisis, Collaborating for Solutions”. Osprey Orielle Lake, the Director of WECC will be speaking, along with Maria Snyder of Eco Boys and Girls, Bridget Burns of Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and Tracy Mann, Founder of Climate Wise Women.
The event will focus on women working on the front-lines of climate solutions, including their informative and inspiring stories from the field and from grassroots leaders. There will also be ample time for audience participation and discussion as we explore Caucus initiatives.
Date: Thursday, November 18
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Green Spaces, NYC
394 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY
(646) 783-8616 http://www.greenspaceshome.com/
This is a FREE event
For more information in advance, contact June Timberlake, email@example.com
About Osprey Orielle Lake:
Osprey Orielle Lake, MA is a lifelong advocate of environmental justice and societal transformation. She is the Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus, on the governing Board of Praxis Peace Institute and an advisor to the International Eco-Cities Standards initiative. Osprey has traveled to five continents studying ancient and modern cultures while making presentations at international conferences and universities. She is the Founder/Artist of the International Cheemah Monument Project, creating 18 foot bronze sculpture monuments for locations around the world, where people can ponder a better future for the earth and humanity. Osprey’s unique perspectives as a renowned international sculptor and public speaker on environmental issues have been featured on both national and European television. Her book, Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature, has just been released by White Cloud Press http://www.ospreyoriellelake.com/ http://www.worldforum.org/womans-caucus.htm
About Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus:
The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus is working as a collaborative organization to create an international campaign to reduce carbon emissions and to foster a post-carbon economy and energy future, while also addressing societal transformation. Men are also very much welcome to the Caucus and are central participants in our work.
1. Programs with African women for climate mitigation and adaptation strategies in Africa. Women’s Research and Resource Centre (WRRC) in collaboration with African women leaders.
2. Ensuring that women are seated at the decision-making table, especially women in developing countries and Indigenous women.
3. Convening and collaborating with women who are leaders in the built environment, renewable energy technologies, policy, climate science and climate finance.
4. Addressing long-term cultural and societal narratives, education, values and lifestyles. How do we change the thinking that got us into the climate crisis?
Scientists around the world agree that we must act now toward substantial greenhouse gas emissions reduction in order to avoid their worst effects. Climate change has already resulted in regional scarcities of water, food, and land. Increases in droughts, floods, and wildfires will result in worldwide hardships while sea-level rise will force migrations resulting in hundreds of millions of global climate refugees.
The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus provides a richly personal, as well as a project-based, approach to speed progress towards mutual goals of reducing carbon emissions and creating sustainable communities and lifestyles. As many of us realize, we are in a critical time, requiring a new level of collaboration. The Women’s Caucus is an international group that honors diversity, and addresses both the immediate actions required to stop global warming as well as the long-term societal and personal transformation needed for systemic, creative, and enduring change.
For more information go to: http://www.worldforum.org/womans-caucus.htm